Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD): The mission of the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is to enhance this experience for students with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure a comprehensively accessible University experience where individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities and activities as all others. The Center is also committed to promoting access and awareness as a resource to all members of the community.
UConntact: Find clubs and organizations on campus to connect with other students and build leadership skills
Office of Diversity and Inclusion: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides online resources for students, as well as open office hours throughout the semester.
General Information and Resources
Zippia Disability Resource Guide: This web-based guide outlines information about laws that protect individuals with disabilities, interview advice, tips for finding accommodating companies, and more.
Connect-Ability: Managed by the Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services, offers resources on the Job Search, identifying options, and getting experience
U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy: U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide
AAPD-American Association of People with Disabilities: Nation’s largest disability rights organization. They promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities
ADA National Network: information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment: frequently asked questions about ADA law and rights
Equal Opportunities Publications (EOP): an on-line resource leading the way in diversity recruitment with a portfolio of seven national career magazines, a diversity website, online job board, and Career Expos for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.
Job Accommodations Network (JAN) A free consulting service (through gov’t Office of Disability Employment Policy ODEP) designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and educating callers about self-employment option
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues. This is a great site that shares extremely vital and current information and also functions as an indispensable support system
Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs
National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD): a federally-funded national center for college and graduate students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness
Mobility International is a disability-led non-profit organization advancing disability rights and leadership globally
Affirmative Action Register – Positions, both of an academic and non-academic nature, with colleges and universities from across the country. Directed to women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons, as well as all employment candidates
AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability): progressive, visionary leadership, grounded in social justice principles, AHEAD: develops, shares and provides relevant knowledge; strategically engages in actions that enhance higher educational professionals; effectiveness; and advocates on behalf of its membership
Job Search and Internships
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Career Center: Upload your resume and search for jobs through a variety of methods including keyword search, featured employers, and popular career categories.
ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities… in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business …for Students with Disabilities
Emerging Leaders Summer internship and leadership development opportunities for students with disabilities. Started by Booz Allen and administered by the National Business and Disability Council
Getting Hired is a website designed for people with disabilities. It includes a Community of Support to help you make connections, resources to help you reach your potential, such as Profile/Resume Builder, Career Assessment, and Video Interview Training, and job listings
Abilityjobs.com provides a place where people with disabilities can seek employment, confident that they will be evaluated solely on their skills and experience.
AbilityLinks.org information for job seekers including a job board, mentoring possibilities, employer information, news, events and more
Diversity and Inclusion Career Center (EOP): information, publications and a job board
Bender Consulting Services an employment services consultant /head hunters focused specifically on persons with disabilities
disABLEDperson, Inc.– a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps people with disabilities find employment by allowing users to post resumes and look for jobs